We all love the beauty that autumn brings along with it. However, how about your gutters that might be at a risk of facing blockage due to this autumn foliage being shed from the city’s deciduous trees? A report by Victorian Building Authority (VBA) (2014) stated few risks that these leaves pose on the guttering components in houses in Victoria. Such risks are:
- Gutter corrosion, owing to the wet leaves that might remain stagnant in the gutter for longer periods of time.
- Subsequent gutter overflow due to downpipe clogging and continuous trapping of rainwater.
- Potential contamination of rooftop harvested storm water. This may further pose impacts on a possibly installed water management system in your house or surrounding region.